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The Experience of Bipolar Disorder

Four Lives: Personal Experiences with Mental IllnessPlay audio - click here
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File Source: The Infinite Mind radio program
File Date
: April 2004

The most gripping and insightful stories of mental illness are those of people who face it each day. They are the everyday heroes who struggle to combat their illness, and work toward recovery. This week on The Infinite Mind, a special presentation, as we feature the remarkable and courageous stories of four people coping with mental illness, whose extraordinary lives and work offer hope and inspiration to all of us. Profiled are: TX State Rep. Garnet Coleman (healthcare advocate and manic-depressive), Meera Popkin (Broadway actress and schizophrenia patient), twin sisters Pam Spiro Wagner and Carolyn Spiro (Pam is a poet with schizophrenia, Carolyn is a psychiatrist).

Boundaries of Sanity and Madness Play audio - click here
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File Source: BBC Radio (All In The Mind)
File Date
: Aug 5, 2003

What are the boundaries, if any, between madness and normality? Host Dr. Raj Persaud talks to Professor Richard Bentall psychologist and author of Madness Explained: Psychosis and Human Nature, who believes that his research shows that we are all mad to varying degrees and that the fear of madness may be a much bigger problem than madness itself. Joining in the debate for the side of biological psychiatry are Dr Peter McKenna, consultant psychiatrist at the Fulbourn Hospital in Cambridge and Peter Chadwick, lecturer in psychology, Birkbeck College and author of Schizophrenia: the Positive Perspective.

Family Turns to Facility for Help With Bipolar Son Play audio - click here
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File Source: National Public Radio
File Date
: May 2004

Note: When you click on the audio link above, a new window will open up on your web browser. To listen to the Audio file, click on the link that says "Morning Edition Radio."

Last September, Morning Edition aired a story about a 9-year-old boy, Benjamin, with bipolar disorder. His moods and behaviors were unpredictable and changed rapidly throughout the day, and sometimes he was violent. Now 10, Ben is living full-time in a psychiatric facility for boys, where his treatment is designed to moderate his mood swings and teach him how to manage his own behavior. Michelle Trudeau reports.

 

         

 


 

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